Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAML over the 6 months to 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 199 211
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12 -12
Contract jobs citing SAML 22 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 0.95% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 14
North West median daily rate £399 £525 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.05% +24.26% +30.00%
10th Percentile £356 £346 £363
90th Percentile £494 £575 £534
England median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £33.64
England median hourly rate - - £29.82

SAML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1816 1887 2086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.97% 29.04% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 1321 1305
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +14.64%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £470 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +10.59% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 25 75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +3.17% -6.44%
10th Percentile £18.85 £15.35 £16.16
90th Percentile £51.03 £44.35 £46.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SAML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the North West

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAML in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in the North West

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAML in the North West over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAML in the North West

SAML
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the North West region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +16 15 £398 +13.57%
Cheshire -5 4 £500 -
Manchester +13 2 £400 -27.27% 1
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SAML.

1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Mocha
2 10 (45.45%) Node.js
2 10 (45.45%) Express
2 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (45.45%) Redis
2 10 (45.45%) Ansible
2 10 (45.45%) Nunjucks
3 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) JMeter
4 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) XML
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) LDAP
7 4 (18.18%) SOA
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) jQuery
7 4 (18.18%) MVC
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 3 (13.64%) JSON
8 3 (13.64%) Network Design
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) JDeveloper
8 3 (13.64%) CCNP

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LDAP
1 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Intranet
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Redis
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
1 10 (45.45%) Mocha
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) JMeter
3 3 (13.64%) JDeveloper
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Node.js Developer
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Express
1 10 (45.45%) Node.js
1 10 (45.45%) Nunjucks
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) jQuery
4 3 (13.64%) J2EE
4 3 (13.64%) JSON
4 3 (13.64%) REST
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (9.09%) Autofac
5 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 2 (9.09%) SOAP
5 2 (9.09%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) XSD
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.55%) Java EE
6 1 (4.55%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (18.18%) MVC
2 4 (18.18%) SOA
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) OWASP
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) SABSA
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) CCNP
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow